Monday, December 13, 2021
Sunday, December 12, 2021
To wish me an happy birthday, Gracinha sent me this card with traditional music group from Idanha-a-Nova. They play adufe, one of the best known traditional Portuguese percussion instruments.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
The current lighthouse was built in the late 1850s, and is the second lighthouse to stand at this isolated spot along the National Seashore.
Though it officially went into operation in 1859, it wasn’t painted its distinctive diamond pattern until 1873, which distinguished it from other lighthouses along the Outer Banks. - in: https://www.outerbanks.com
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
The avenue is also famous for being the only street that runs through Manhattan at an oblique angle. It runs from the City Hall to the Bronx.
Monday, November 29, 2021
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Erwang Temple is a historical site built to commemorate Li Bing and his son, who made remarkable contributions to the construction of world-famous Dujiangyan Irrigation System, a UNESCO site since 2000. Located on a mountain on the right bank of the Minjiang River, this temple is an integral part of Dujiangyan's cultural heritage.
The local people here have held memorial ceremonies for Li and his son for 2,200 years. Burning a stick of incense is the most common way visitors show their admiration and respect for the two immortalized heroes, and hence, one encounters the striking smell of incense from the moment you step into the temple. More recently, the main organized activities at Erwang Temple include the Temple Fair, held from June 24th to June 26th, according to the Chinese lunar calendar, and the Releasing Water Festival on Tomb Sweeping Day. - in: https://windhorsetour.com
Lijiang Old Town features wide cobbled streets ambling over stone bridges and waterwheel-driven canals.